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A classic! Friends and foes of Biblical truth both agree that this seminal book was largely responsible for triggering the modern revival of interest in creationism. Even though most of its scientific content has been superceded by more recent creation science, it still provides a useful framework for understanding Flood Geology. The theological portion of this book is invaluable for showing the incorrectness of compromising evangelicals who try to twist Scripture to make it fit a local flood instead of the indisputably global Noachian Deluge. A must read!
Had you asked me a year ago, I would have said that the Biblical story of Noah could not possibly be taken literally. Now I have been forced to reconsider my position. The authors did what I have never seen or heard before: used the scientific evidence rather than ignoring it. One question I would like to pose for the casual reader: how is it possible we have massive fossil deposits of extinct animals (dinosaurs, et cetera) from millions of years ago, yet no fossil deposits of modern animals? That is a question that made me wonder why I hadn't heard it before. Despite the statements of some reviewers, who based on their reviews didn't seem to have read the book in depth, the authors do use scientific evidence to back up their position. It isn't the usual assertion that we must believe the Bible because the Bible says so. I would recommend this book to everyone; and I plan to present these arguments to geologists and challenge them to refute them. Of course, you should read this for yourself before you decide.
God bless this wonderful book and its authors forever. It was instrumental in turning me at age 46 into a Bible-believer, and generated in me an abiding fascination with the "science fiction" of macroevolution and its essential prop, uniformitarian geology.
My first copy was the sixth printing (1964), and its preface, relating some of the more notable responses to earlier printings, is one of the funniest things I've ever read. My favorite anecdote is about the author of a highly critical review whose triumphant crowning argument against the Genesis account went like this:
(1) the Bible says the waters rose above the highest mountain, (2) the highest mountain is Everest at ~29000 feet, (3) at that altitude the oxygen is so thin that Noah & family could hardly have moved about, much less cared for thousands of animals!
His zinger was received with glee in ET circles and widely recounted by science teachers to their classes until someone--probably an alert 4th grader--said, "Uhhh, wait a minute....altitude...is calculated from, umm..."
I too would love to see the book updated to reflect later research; partly because I'd like to have the authors' analyses of recent findings, but mostly because I'm utterly confident that true science will always & only confirm the book's thesis.
An absolute must-read even unrevised. Lots of techical data I had to spend some time on, but the book never forgets that its target audience is the intelligent layman. And it obviously has connected with enough of that vast audience to start a revolt that's about to blow the roof off the illusory edifice of scientific naturalism.
If you're not afraid to think for yourself, read this book. :-) I only give it 4 stars because it's a little outdated. Not outdated in the sense of hopelessly archaic, just that it was first printed in the 1960s.
One-star reviews indicate that prejudice, rather than scientific criticism, is alive and well. I would not give Darwin's Origin a one star simply because I disagree with it. I do, however, appreciate when an evolutionist at least takes the time to read the "other side".
This is one of the first contemporary books on the subject, possibly the book that started the modern creation movement, giving a scientific basis for the Genesis flood. This is not for those with short attention spans. Heavily footnoted and very comprehensive, it covers the gamut of science and creation, looking at the geological world of today in light of what we would expect to find after a global flood.
Dr Whitcomb conclusively demonstrates the scientific basis for the Genesis flood, casting strong doubts on the foundations of evolution. Evolutionists tend to discuss their theory more in philosophical terms than scientific. Dr. Whitcomb presents the Genesis flood from solid and current (as of 1960) scientific evidence.
Dr. Henry Morris, who died early this year, earned his doctorate in hydraulic engineering and was a respected educator and writer in his field. His book, Applied Hydraulics in Engineering, was a standard in colleges for nearly forty years--quite a feat for an engineering textbook. I doubt the critics of this book can boast the same authority. Like most creationists, Dr Morris started out as an evolutionist/gradualist, only switching because creationism better explained the geological phenomena he observed.
It is indeed in need of updating, but is a starting point for understanding this subject. Radiocarbon dating is still inconclusive a half century later, and in fact needs other corroborating evidence for a date, and even has to be correlated regionally.Read more ›